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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: That is Roguediculous!

By Codi Spodnik | January 30, 2019

SOREDI is blessed to have a dynamic 28-member Board of Directors that enthusiastically ensures that SOREDI is efficient and effective in our vision, mission, and activities. As such, they’ve led the charge in the last year to review what we do and why we do it. And after conversations and robust discussion, we solidified our […]

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Feb. 7 LAUNCH|Talk on Raising Money – What to Expect

By Codi Spodnik | January 30, 2019

Our next Launch Talk is just a week away. The focus is on fundraising for your business but what exactly can you expect and who should attend? Is this for you? First of all, raising money is one of the biggest challenges that businesses of every size face, so knowing where to access capital is […]

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Southern Oregon 2018 Labor Force & Job Growth Review

By Codi Spodnik | January 30, 2019

The State of Oregon Employment Department recognizes the region of  Jackson and Josephine Counties as the Rogue Valley. Their most recent Rogue Valley 2018 Labor Force and Job Growth Review is now available online. Key takeaways from the report include: • Both counties continue to trend towards lower unemployment from a high in 2009. • […]

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LAUNCH|Talk Feb. 7: Funding Your Business

By Codi Spodnik | January 23, 2019

Meet our panel of funding experts and ask your own questions about options available to you. On Thursday, February 7, at PLEXIS Healthcare Systems in Ashland, we will host a panel to address the question that keeps every entrepreneur up at night. How do I fund the next stage of my business? Whether your company […]

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Business Oregon Issues Request for Proposals to Drive Industry Growth

By Codi Spodnik | January 23, 2019

Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) are soliciting a second round of proposals to fund discrete projects to support industry growth. The projects should remove barriers to research and development, support product development and testing, increase technology commercialization, or advance other aspects of industry innovation. The goal is to support the growth […]

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17th Annual WESO Entrepreneur Expo

By Codi Spodnik | January 23, 2019

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon is hosting their 17th Annual Entrepreneur Expo. This event is free for attendees and features local women entrepreneurs as their products. There will be shopping, prize drawings and networking opportunities. This is designed to be a child-friendly event. This event benefits Community Works Dunn House. […]

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December 2018 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | January 23, 2019

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.3 percent in December 2018. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in December included Hood River (3.5%), Washington (3.5%), and Multnomah (3.7%).

Seven of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide unemployment rate of 4.1 percent and six were at or below the national rate

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Employer-Provided Benefits in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | January 17, 2019

Three-fourths (76%) of Oregon’s private employers offered one or more health, retirement, leave, pay, or other benefits to employees in June 2018. More than half (59%) of all employers offered health benefits, while 51 percent offered retirement benefits. This findings come from a survey of more than 12,000 private employers conducted by the Employment Department, and summarized in the new report

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SOREDI Offers Targeted Economic Forecast and Critical Tax Law Changes for 2019 at Southern Oregon Business Conference

By SOREDI | January 17, 2019

In a year that promises to be tumultuous in terms of domestic politics and international policies, Tim Duy returns to offer an Economic Forecast and indicators targeting Southern Oregon. Sponsored by KeyBank, Duy is the Senior Director of the Oregon Economic Forum and author of the University of Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators and Economic Indicators […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: The Jeweled Crown is Southern Oregon!

By Codi Spodnik | January 16, 2019

If you’ve been engaged with SOREDI lately, you might have heard us refer to our jeweled crown.  Don’t worry, we aren’t actually wearing one. That jeweled crown is Southern Oregon itself and every community from Butte Falls to Grants Pass, Jacksonville to Shady Cove, is an amazing gem in the jeweled crown. Our crown would […]

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